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EPSRC Reference: GR/M94366/01
Title: MODEL VISUALISATION FOR ASYNCHRONOUS CIRCUIT DESIGN (MOVIE)
Principal Investigator: Yakovlev, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Kinniment, Professor D Koelmans, Dr AM Koutny, Professor M
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Department: Electrical, Electronic & Computer Eng
Organisation: Newcastle University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 March 2000 Ends: 28 February 2003 Value (£): 173,057
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
VLSI Design
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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=asynchronous circuit design is becoming a commercial reality as the first products with asynchronous ICs are approaching markets. Existing synthesis tools fall short of providing good support for high quality 'Logic circuits and designer-friendliness. This project addresses the development of theoretical models and associated set of algorithms and software tools for graphical representation and visualisation of lightly complex asynchronous circuit behaviour. New tools will enable skilled designers to achieve greater quality and productivity, and greater confidence in their designs. For inexperienced designers, the tools will provide help, through adequate visual association, in understanding the complex character of concurrent processes in asynchronous circuits, and in capturing the various characteristic properties important for their synthesis. These tools will represent this behaviour, often measured in hundreds of housands of states in an appropriate, intuitively simple, form. These tools will be integrated with the existing software for asynchronous circuit synthesis and analysis, and experiments showing their effect on productivity and quality of the design process will be performed.
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